What's become of game shows in America? Since their television debut in 1938 we've seen everything from microwave ovens to million dollar payouts awarded to lucky contestants.
Now, in a television culture increasingly captivated by reality T.V., we see traditional game shows being crowded out by reality competition shows at an alarming rate.
What will become of the time-honored genre? Are we witnessing the end of an era or will a new generation of Trebeks and Sajaks emerge to save the day?
This show was produced by Josh Nilaya.
- Zalman Nakhimovsky is a former contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," and was involved in the taping and production of several game show pilots
- Bob Boden is executive producer of "The Chase" on Game Show Network, and is a former executive vice president at Fox Reality Channel
- Adam Nedeff is a game show expert and author of several books, including Quizmaster: The Life and Times and Fun and Games of Bill Cullen, as well as This Day in Game Show History- 365 Commemorations and Celebrations Volumes 1-4. He has a website devoted to game shows, Game show Utopia